Which restaurant has the best Champagne list outside of France?

Champagne heaven – Can you guess where it is?


A champagne lineup like this can only mean one thing: Ciccio is involved.

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Ever been to Vinoteca Centro Storico before? If not, you should go! Ciccio, the boss, along with his wife and mother in law, runs the place where you can get the best champagne outside of France. I guess you could say that it’s his passion – besides food of course. The list of bottle he has is non existent (because it’s all in his head) but I can guarantee he will find something that suits your mood. Philipponnat, Pierre Peters, Pol Roger – you name it.


Centro Storico is a legendary place, and all the locals seem to think so as well, because you are very likely to run into them there (especially late at night). If you follow Ciccio on Instagram you will see incredible lineups and crazy pictures. Basically, you are bound to have a good time if you go! And try the ham as well; he hand carves it right in front of you!


Half way to 50

My birthday is coming up and what better way to celebrate than spending a weekend in Barolo with some of my closest friends. Since I am a Norwegian and the area is becoming more popular, I have planned ahead and the itinerary is almost complete.

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When planning the trip I kept a few things in mind. First of, I want to make sure I visit as many of my favorite restaurants as possible. Second, I try to visit a few of my “regular” wineries so that I get to see my friends. And lastly, I want to make sure my guests have a good time as well. Hopefully there will be a good mix of food, wine and wonderful people. Below you can find the agenda for my birthday weekend!